Steve Comfort is a professor of Soil and Water Chemistry in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. For more than 20 years, he has been dedicated to developing innovative treatments to remediate contaminated soil and water. Steve Comfort has mentored numerous M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students and served as Mark Christenson's (AirLift Environmental) major research advisor. Steve Comfort and Mark Christenson have developed a productive working relationship and are actively pursuing the goals of their STTR Phase II grant entitled "Improving the Treatment of Contaminated Aquifers by Developing Direct-Push Oxidant Candles with Pneumatic Circulators."